Keeping Score

Keeping score


Number of victories this season on the PGA Tour for American Matt Kuchar, who pulled away from the field for a four-stroke triumph Sunday at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Kuchar closed with a 4-under 66 for a 22-under 258 total at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. Kuchar, 40, the 54-hole leader, birdied three of his final four holes – after having bogeyed three of his first five – to clinch his ninth Tour title. He won the Mayakoba Golf Classic in November during the fall portion of the wraparound schedule. Andrew Putnam shot 68 and placed second at 18-under 262 (scores).


Number of times that Chez Reavie holed out for eagles in the second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii on Friday. Reavie jarred shots from 101 yards at the par-4 sixth hole at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, then repeated the feat from 135 yards at the par-4 10th and then completed the hat trick from 149 yards at the par-4 16th. He shot 5-under 65 en route to an eventual tie for third. Reavie was the first player on record to post three eagles in a round, according to Tour media officials. He also is the first player to hole out three times from 100-plus yards in a round in the ShotLink era of record-keeping on the Tour, dating to 2004.


Number of strokes under par that American John Oda stood during the suspended first round of the Tour’s Bahamas Great Exuma Classic on Sunday. Oda, 22, who turned pro in late 2017, after his junior season at UNLV, posted two top 10s in seven starts last season on the PGA Tour but missed three of four cuts on the Tour. He played in one of eight groups caught by darkness at Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course in the Bahamas and has three holes remaining in his first round, which was scheduled to resume early today. Americans Lee McCoy and Willy Wilcox shot 7-under 66s to share the clubhouse lead (scores).


Length, in feet, of the par putt that American Neal Ajubita made on the final hole to post a one-stroke victory in the Latinoamerica Tour Qualifying Tournament on Friday in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Ajubita had trailed 54-hole leader Dawson Armstrong by three strokes with two holes to play before Armstrong made a quadruple-bogey 9 on the 17th hole at Mission Inn Resort’s El Campeon Course. Ajubita, 30, a Clemson graduate who did not play college golf, closed with a final-round 1-under 71 for a 13-under 275 total (scores). He earned fully exempt status for the 2019 season while the Nos. 2-11 finishers earned exemptions for the first half of the schedule, which has not been released. Three other qualifying tournaments – in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina – will be held in the coming weeks (schedule). The Latinoamerica Tour is a PGA Tour developmental circuit that feeds into the Tour.

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